A false photograph, a false memory?

Photographs can be effective memorial cues for children when those photographs depict specific aspects of the event to be remembered (Aschermann, Dannenberg, & Shultz, 1998; Hudson & Fivush, 1991; Patterson, 1995). Can a simple photograph then, with no other information provided, help children to remember an experience they have never had?What happens in the case of a doctored image? Can it lead to positive or negative memories of facts that never took place?

14.08.1974 – 14.08.2014

‘Silence’ (young people staring at the occupied part of the beach in Ammochostos), Alexia Makridou, 2014

The ‘politics’ of memories

‘Collage_Memoirs’ , Alexia Makridou, 2014

How difficult is the process of preserving an authentic version of the tragic events of the past? What are the effects of a traumatic past on its inheritors? And what are the second generation’s responsibilities to its received memories? These events happened in the past, but their effects continue into the present. Therefore, the focus also stances on the overwhelming inherited memories that are dominated by narratives that preceded one´s birth or one´s consciousness with the risk of having the ‘generation after’ life stories displaced by their ancestors.